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Author Guidelines

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Formatting Documents 


Author Submission Guidelines for the International Journal of Indigenous Health

Submissions are accepted in two formats: via email to or via online registration and submission on the Journal website. At this time, submisssions are preferable via email: however, in the near future, submissions will be made exclusively online to the Journal website. Authors submitting via email should submit all proposed manuscripts and associated files to the International Journal of Indigenous Health (IJIH) Managing Editor's Email:

Where it is not possible to send the submission via email, special arrangements can be made to send the paper via postal service or courier on a computer memory device.


Mailing Address:
Managing Editor, International Journal of Indigenous Health
Aboriginal Health Research Networks Secretariat
PO Box 1700 STN CSC, University of Victoria
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada V8W 2Y2

Courier address: Room 130C Saunders Annex, 3800 Finnerty Road, Victoria, BC, Canada V8P 5C2

Author(s) interested in submitting a manuscript to the Journal should review the Author Guidelines prior to its preparation.


Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another Journal for consideration (or a detailed explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format, saved with the extension .doc or .docx.
  3. Where available, URLs or DOIs for online journal references have been provided.
  4. The text is double-spaced; uses a 12-point font; Times New Roman; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the format, stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. The instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed and the first/title page with all requirements is complete and is uploaded and/or sent seperately from the article/submission.  Where applicable, author(s) have provided a second version of the article with names replaced by generic identifiers for peer review.
  7. If necessary, original files or copies of charts and images have been provided in addition to their placement within the text.  Permission for use of charts and images, if they have been previously published, must also accompany the submission. Permission for use in publication from all identifiable individuals in still and moving images must be included with the submission.
  8. Author(s) have disclosed source(s) of financial support for the study.
  9. Author(s) verify that he/she has permission of all authors listed on the submission and can provide this verification in writing prior to publication.
  10. Research was conducted in accordance with ethical standards appropriate to author's/authors' funding body, profession, locale or other relevant standards including any relevant Indigenous requirements.

Copyright Notice

Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this Journal.


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